Samuel West will direct Harley Granville Barker’s Waste, which runs at the Almeida from 25 September – 15 November 2008, with press night on 2 October. Designs are by Peter McKintosh with lighting by Guy Hoare and sound by John Leonard.
The cast includes Nancy Carroll (Amy O’Connell), Richard Cordery (Russell Blackborough), Patrick Drury (Justin O’Connell), Peter Eyre (Lord Charles Cantilupe), Will Keen (Henry Trebell), Helen Lindsay (Countess Mortimer/Bertha), Hugh Ross (Cyril Horsham) and Michael Thomas (George Farrant). Final casting will be announced shortly.
Radical politician Henry Trebell sees his personal and political lives collide. An affair with a married woman threatens Trebell’s power and passionate ideals; her insistence on a woman's right to choose brings private scandal into the public spotlight. Controversially banned by the Lord Chamberlain on its release, Waste is a rich portrait of early 20th Century society with strong resonances and relevance for today...
Technorati Tags: Samuel+West, Sam+West, Waste, Harley+Granville+Barker, Almeida, Peter+McKintosh, Guy+Hoare, John+Leonard, Nancy+Carroll, Amy+O'Connell, Richard+Cordery, Russell+Blackborough, Patrick+Drury, Justin+O'Connell, Peter+Eyre, Lord+Charles+Cantilupe, Will+Keen, Henry+Trebell, Helen+Lindsay, Countess+Mortimer, Bertha, Hugh+Ross, Cyril+Horsham, Michael+Thomas, George+Farrant, Lord+Chamberlain